Domestic Campaign – La Liga
In the 2020-2021 La Liga season, Real Madrid CF had high expectations to compete for the league title. Under the management of Zinedine Zidane, the team displayed their characteristic attacking style of play. Led by captain Sergio Ramos and influential players like Karim Benzema and Luka Modrić, Real Madrid fought fiercely against their rivals, including Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.
UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid CF’s participation in the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League was marked by both success and disappointment. The team progressed through the group stages, showcasing their quality and experience in European competitions. However, in the quarterfinals, they faced elimination against Liverpool FC, ending their campaign earlier than anticipated.
Copa del Rey
In the Copa del Rey, Real Madrid CF showed determination and ambition. They advanced to the later stages of the tournament, with standout performances from young talents like Vinícius Júnior and Federico Valverde. Despite their efforts, they were eliminated in the semi-finals by their city rivals, Atlético Madrid.
2021 brought significant changes to the coaching staff at Real Madrid CF. After the conclusion of the season, Zinedine Zidane announced his departure as the head coach, marking the end of his successful tenure. Shortly after, the club appointed Carlo Ancelotti as the new manager, who returned to Real Madrid after previously leading the team to Champions League glory in 2014.
Key Transfers and Squad Changes
Real Madrid CF also made notable changes to their squad in 2021. The club signed several prominent players to strengthen their team. Among the key transfers was the acquisition of David Alaba from Bayern Munich, adding defensive stability and versatility to the lineup. Additionally, they welcomed the young and talented Eduardo Camavinga from Stade Rennais, enhancing their midfield options.